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    Garand rust or patina?

    Hello! I just joined after recently purchasing a garand! I'd like to take it out shooting though I have concerns on the condition. Their appears to be brown spots/streak's on parts of the rifle. Not sure if it's dried cosmoline,patina or rust. I haven't tried doing anything to it besides trying to rub it off with a rage. It appears to be part of the metal if that makes sense and not caked on. What do you think it is? How would I be able to remove it safely? Also I know the rifle is covered in what appears to be grease which I have yet to clean off but don't think that's part of it. The rifle still has cosmoline though or what appears to be on the sights besides the grease elsewhere. Thanks!

    #2
    Leave it alone. It's part of the rifle's history and won't hurt function, value or any thing else. It's called "aging", or "patina". If you try to remove it you'll eff-up the finish. Now, what are your REAL concerns before you shoot it?? Now don't take this as a slight, but by your question you are new to the world of milsurps. You have a LOT to learn. Unfortunately it takes YEARS to learn all the little nuances and related bs, not a day or two on the internet. Sorry, but that is the sad reality of the milsurp game.
    Jon
    Last edited by TJT; 07-16-2017, 02:48 PM.

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      #3
      Leave it alone. If not you will remove the character of the weapon. Its ok to clean the bore and inside of the weapon but just oil and wipe down the exterior.

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        #4
        It's rugged,aged beauty

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